A children’s hospice opened its doors to give care professionals a greater understanding of the work it does.
Community midwives, consultants and student nurses were among those to attend East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) Care Professionals’ Day at The Treehouse, in Ipswich.
The invite-only event came hot on the heels of an equally successful open evening at EACH’s Cambridgeshire base, in Milton.
There were three tours, giving visitors a chance to look around, and most rooms had stands and demonstrations set up to showcase the work the organisation does.
Examples included art and music therapy, hydrotherapy, memory-making, end of life care, spiritual care, long-term ventilation, symptom management nursing, clinical education, groups and events, care floor activities and a chance to see the sensory room.
Members of the care team were on hand to talk about their roles, offer advice and share information.
“It went very well and was a brilliant way to showcase the fantastic work we do to other professionals, to give the wider team a greater awareness of what we’re able to provide,” said Laura Jenkins, Care Manager at The Treehouse.
“Our staff are very passionate about it and you could see that in the number of people that came forward to support the event.
“The tours ended with a delicious spread of cheese and non-alcoholic wine provided by our chef and one of our lovely volunteers.”
The Professionals’ Day took place on Tuesday, 14th November.